It was a relatively slow week this week. No moves, two books, and a lot of catching up on TV shows.
I don’t think I even watched a part of a movie this week. I need to work on adding movies back into my rotation.
With the Olympics over and regular TV back, I have spent a lot of time trying to keep the DVR from filling up. There is way too much stuff saved there for other people with no timetable for when they might watch.
I watched two new shows this week:
All American Homecoming – This is a spinoff of All American. I love All American, so I am the built-in audience they are counting on. There is a small recap of Simone’s story from All American to help new viewers, but you don’t really need to know anything about All American to enjoy the show. The story revolves around students at an HBCU. I enjoy college shows and I like the cast. I think I will like it.
From – This is a new show on Epix. It takes place in a small town where the residents are trapped. Monsters emerge from the surrounding forest at night to kill anyone who is out or who has not locked up their house enough. A new family arrives in town right after an attack kills two townspeople and discover they can’t leave. All of the action of the first episode covers about a day. It looks like it will be a very good horror show.
I am finally watching the latest season of Doctor Who to clear it off the DVR. I’m not sure I would say I like it. I’m watching just to be ready for the regeneration and the new Doctor.
We watched the new season of Cobra Kai. I still love the show and was surprised at the season-ending. I wish it wasn’t such a long wait for the next season.
I finished two books this week.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – I read this one for the local book club I just joined. It is about a shepherd boy who travels from Spain to Egypt looking for treasure near the pyramids. He meets several people along the way who help him in his quest.
I probably never would have read this if not for the book club. I didn’t even know what it was about. I’m a very bad former librarian. I liked it quite a bit. It is a very simple story, but it has such deep meaning about following your heart and the regret that can come from not following it. I wish I had read it earlier in life. Young me could have used this lesson.
Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds – A mashup of art and text from best friends Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin that tells the story of a Black family living in 2020 America.
It’s more art than words, but Reynold’s words still have the power they have had in all of his work. The art is beautiful. It is a quick, but powerful read.
I hope to watch Free Guy at some point.
TV will be a lot of catch-up and desperately trying to keep the DVR from filling up.
I am about to start reading Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins.